Review of the models of engineering and medicine competitions in 2020-2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to change the way we study and take exams. Many competitions have undergone multiple rounds of postponement to take place offline or to modify exam templates.
The pandemic is making its presence felt again in a third wave with the new Omicron variant, and it’s time to wonder if the review models will be exactly the same again.
Here is a look at the engineering and medicine competition models in 2020-2021
1. JEE sector
In 2020 the students had two attempts and in 2021 the number of attempts increased to 4. The best performance among the four attempts was considered for the AIR.
Since the program was scaled down by various state councils, CBSEs and ICSEs, the model of JEE Mains has also changed.
In 2020, the article included 20 multiple choice questions and 5 numerical questions in each subject (P, C, M). In 2021, the article included 20 multiple choice questions and 10 numeric-type questions, among which students must answer 5 numeric-type questions.
The program was not reduced for JEE Mains but the internal choice was left to the students.
2. Advanced JEE
There was no change in the pattern of the JEE Advanced exam from 2020 to 2021. The difficulty level was also more or less similar.
The exam consisted of 2 tests of 3 hours each containing a single correct answer multiple choice, a multiple correct answer multiple choice, a comprehension type, numerical type questions and also single digit integer questions.
The Matrix of Match-type questions was not provided in these 2-year articles.
However, to align the program with the NEP, the JEE Advanced program is changed to JEE Advanced 2023. The program is more or less aligned with the NCERT program.
There has been no change in KCET’s model from 2020 to 2021.
But in 2021, the ranking is based entirely on KCET scores and the PUC II exam scores have not been weighted, as the exams have been canceled due to the current pandemic situation.
4. NEET UG
In 2020, NEET paper was quite easy compared to NEET 2021 paper. For the first time, JIPMER and AIIMS started their admissions based on NEET AIR.
But they objected to the difficulty level of the article. Thus, NTA has changed the model and the difficulty level of NEET 2021.
In 2020, the NEET article included 45 single-response MCQs in physics, chemistry, botany and zoology.
In 2021, the questions for each subject were divided into two parts. Part A contains 35 MCQs and part -B contains 15 MCQs.
Of the 15 MCQs in part B, students only have to answer 10 MCQs. The difficulty level of the questions in part B was slightly higher than that of the questions in part A.
– Article by Milind Chippalakatti, Academic Manager, Deeksha
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